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The Somerset Press says: There yet remains but 17 shares to be subscribed to release the Fair grounds from debt. . [THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1880]

The Moxahala tunnel is now fully timbered, and all trains run through from Columbus to Corning. Two passengers trains have been placed upon the road.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1880]

The Agricultural Society of this county is out of debt with over $100 in the Treasury.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio; Jan. 22, 1880]

Good building are in the course of creation at Rendville, Martinville and Corning in this county, and large sums of money have been invested and very considerable sums are now paid out monthly for mining and this will be greatly increased in the near future. [THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio; Jan. 22, 1880]

The name of the Columbus and Sunday Creek Valley Railroad, leading from Columbus to unopened coal fields in this county, has been changed to Ohio Central Railroad in view of the fact that to the managers the name will be more appropriate, provided the division to Toledo is completed. [THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio; Jan. 22, 1880]

Recently about forty men were discharged from the Consolidated coal mine at New Straitsville, on account of the scarcity of work and over plus of men in the bank. In consequence of this discharge the balance of the men, to the number of about one hundred, struck, and refused to work until the discharged men were reinstated. The Superintendent declined to take them back, as the limited demand for coal did not justify their employment.[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio; Jan. 22, 1880]

Geo. W. Klinger, Republican, was elected Justice of the Peace in Jackson township.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio - May 29, 1880]

The annual Commencement of the Somerset public schools took place in the Town Hall of that place on last Friday evening. [THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio - May 29, 1880]

Bad feeling is engendered among the miners at Rendville, this county, owning to the introduction of Swede laborers into the mines.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio - May 29, 1880]

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